Celebrities

Celebrities Who Fought Breast Cancer and Won

People’s perception about celebrities can be way off sometimes that it’s almost ridiculous. So what if Megan Fox has a habit of not flushing the toilet? One other person in this planet probably does, too. But because they are viewed by the public in a certain light, celebrities can be a category all on their own. In reality, however, they are only human. They get sick and have cancer too.

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Who are some of the personalities who battled breast cancer and won?

Christina Applegate

She was 36 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. 4 years later, after having a double mastectomy, she is cancer-free. She suffered just like everyone else afflicted with the disease, but she chose to laugh a lot rather than cry. She always made something positive out of her experience, by starting Right Action for Women, a foundation she launched on her own.

Sheryl Crow

Yes, this amazing singer-songwriter is also a cancer survivor. And, like Applegate, she wanted to raise awareness for this heartbreaking disease, performing frequently on benefit concerts. She opened the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center, where women can undergo screening for early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

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Melissa Etheridge

At 42 years old, Melissa Etheridge, probably never expected to have cancer, but it did happen to her. Unlike Christina Applegate and Sheryl Crow, however, she did not let the disease hamper her from performing. During the 2005 Grammy Awards, she stepped on stage, bald head and all, following chemotherapy.

Cynthia Nixon

The Miranda Hobbes you know in the Sexy and the City is one tough gal, and her character carried on in real life. It was in 2006 when Cynthia Nixon fought breast cancer and came out of it better than ever. She underwent lumpectomy and over six weeks of radiation. Today, she is an ambassador of an organization that supports breast cancer research.

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